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Mach 3 or Parellel Port Issue
« on: September 04, 2015, 03:05:46 PM »
I had my CNC machine set up and working, and my hard drive went.   I have a new computer, Windows 7. 32 bit with parallel port that I added.   I loaded the drives to the computer for the parallel port and it says ok.    I went into properties and found the drive location and entered it into Mach 3, I put the pins in, scale, enabled where I remembered.     When the computer starts up you can hear the stepper motors engage with a slight noise but they will not move with the G code.   

The PCI I/O range is EC00-EC07 and EC880-E887, I used EC00.

Mach 3, if I check it says pins not enabled.

Any suggestions?

Thanks Jay ???
Re: Mach 3 or Parellel Port Issue
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 07:00:03 AM »
Check the technical specifications of the parallel port, unless it's 5v logic you can have problems and most recent PP cards use 3.3v,

 - Nick
Re: Mach 3 or Parellel Port Issue
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 10:02:19 AM »
Nick,

You are right, the PCI board is 3.3V.    I will see if I can get the correct one.

I really appreciate you responding, very helpful.